Week in Review: 2022 Virtual Art Fair, colleagues provide access to world-class care — and more!

July 22, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It was an art-warming week at Headlines, as the employee newsletter featured incredible artists who work and study at Michigan Medicine. From unique pottery to watercolor paintings, eye-catching photographs and original music, the 2022 Virtual Art Fair had it all!

In addition to the fair, Headlines provided a rundown of faculty and staff who work hard to improve our patients’ access to high quality care; readers learned about the up-and-coming adaptive sports program at U-M; and scorching temperatures made this the perfect week to share tips to stay safe in the summer sun.

In case you missed anything, here’s the Week in Review:

Welcome to the 2022 Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs are underway. Not to be left out, faculty, staff and learners from across Michigan Medicine shared their talents as part of the third annual Headlines Virtual Art Fair. Click here to check out dozens of pieces of art that demonstrate just how talented your colleagues are — both at work and away from the academic medical center!  

Providing access to world-class care — it’s what we do!

At Michigan Medicine, we work to improve patients’ access to exceptional care through many organizationwide initiatives, such as Care at Home. We also improve access through individual contributions of employees within all departments. Check out just a few faculty and staff who were recognized with Making a Difference Awards for enhancing access in recent weeks.

Paralympic dreams and the growth of adaptive sports

Spencer Heslop — a U-M School of Public Health grad — was recently invited to compete for a spot on the U.S. Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team. His honor is one of the first major milestones for participants in the Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program at U-M. The program aims to become a national leader in the adaptive sports world. Learn more about this important initiative.

Be sure to ‘cool it’ this summer: Five ways to stay safe in the Michigan heat

With temperatures touching 90 this week, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and those around you from dangerous heat. From making sure you drink enough water to slathering on sunscreen and watching out for storms, click through for five easy-to-remember tips that will help you enjoy the beautiful Michigan summer!

The Wrap employee podcast took a hiatus this week, so take the time to get caught up on any recent episodes you may have missed!